Tagged: inspiration

The Release of Energy

I sit at my desk all day. I try to get up, move around, but it could be hours before I get to my feet. I come home, write, watch Netflix, maybe even go on a walk. But there’s something...

Two blue boxing gloves with black accents.

Permanently Black & Blue

There’s a dance studio in the same building as my dojo, and when they play their music loudly, we hear it through the walls. Often, we’ll watch our teacher demonstrate a series of devastatingly painful arm locks with a merry...

Things don’t always go according to plan

It’s been a long while since I’ve been active here. As a matter of fact it’s been a long time since I was active in anything related to martial arts. This is not as I planned. This time of year...

Top Posts of 2014

I started this blog in March 2014 after about a year after the Tumblr got going, so I don’t have a full year of posts.  But the new year is a time for reflecting on the past and looking forward!...

Never Give Up

I have four different senseis and today I’ll spend some time speaking of a spesific one. He is one of my favourite senseis and I thorougly love, admire and respect him. In that order. That’s actually unfortunate for him cause...

Hip Movement and Frustration

I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan. and the other day I was trying to stretch. Stretching is the worst for me. My ADHD makes it hard to stay in one position for an extended period of time. It really...

Stickers and Encouragment

So in my club we have a beginner class (white belts) and we have an advanced class (everyone else). We take kids from eight-years-old and older. As you’ve probably guessed this poses some challenges. You see, kids don’t learn the...

You Are Needed

You are needed. Sometimes we can feel so different, that we feel we don’t belong.  We can feel that we’re not needed, that we’re a burden, that others must tolerate us without any benefit in return.  Sometimes we can get this...

Mentality Shift – I Can Do Anything!

Ever heard “if you can imagine it you can do it”? I have. And I just realised the other day how incredibly important that is! you see, if you can’t imagine yourself doing it, then you’ll never do it. I...

5 Ways Practice Can Suck and How to Fix it

Martial arts is awesome and best and we love it!  But just like anything else, it isn’t all kittens and rainbows and beautiful executed ippon seoi nage.  Sometimes practice just sucks.  Here are some ways to cope when martial arts is...